'Rather keep Tammy': Some Chelsea fans unhappy with reported links to 17 goal forward

Most Chelsea supporters on social media batted away the reports tying them to Real Sociedad striker, Alexander Isak.

Noticias de Gipuzkoa recently stated that Isak caught the Blues attention following his European Championship performance for Sweden on Monday.

Although they drew 0-0 with Spain, the 21-year-old gave a very good account of himself and was unfortunate not to etch his name onto the scoresheet.

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That is something he did regularly for his club side last campaign.

He scored 17 goals for Sociedad in 34 La Liga appearances, earning him the league’s Young Player of the Year award.

But despite Isak’s enticing profile, Blues fans did not want him gracing the Stamford Bridge pitch any time soon.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Chelsea are in need of a new centre-forward, but Isak certainly is not their first choice.

In fact, he probably doesn’t even rank inside the top five.

Erling Haaland is the hot topic of discussion, closely followed by Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane.

Robert Lewandowski has even been mentioned in conversation, as did Sergio Aguero before he joined Barcelona.

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There is still some way to go before the summer transfer window closes, yet Thomas Tuchel would ideally like a new striker ahead of his first pre-season in charge of Chelsea.

And if Haaland is not available, then alternatives like Isak may just have to be considered.

Theoretically, he would be the ‘cheaper’ option, with his Sociedad release clause standing at €70m (£59.9m).

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.